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EIPR: the fundamental goal of the current emergency measures is to preserve lives and protect society from the spread of COVID-19
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights is following the Egyptian government’s efforts to combat COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, including preventive measures like banning assemblies, closing schools and universities, suspending flights, imposing a partial curfew enforced by the police, and taking prosecutorial measures to contain rumors and counter commercial fraud and profiteering from the crisis.
Egypt set to refer building violators to military prosecution: Minister
Egypt will refer building violators to military prosecution as the state continues to crack down on building violations in the country, Housing Minister Assem al-Gazzar announced.
Coronavirus or hunger: Workers in Egypt’s vast informal economy struggle to survive as pandemic bites
Many workers in Egypt who survive on day wages are struggling to feed their families amid the coronavirus crisis.
Covid-19 Protection Policies: Bringing Women to the Center
The report examines the impact of epidemic-containment policies on women and vulnerable groups in Egypt.
Egypt welcomes Saudi-led coalition's declaration of ceasefire in Yemen
Egypt welcomed on Thursday the two-week ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen as of today in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus in the war-torn country.
Egypt receives from Germany third Type 209 submarine
Egypt’s naval forces officially received Thursday a third Type 209/1400 submarine from Germany, the Egyptian armed forces announced.
Egyptian Billionaire Naguib Sawiris Draws Criticism Over Calls to Reopen the Economy Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
Many bloggers and commentators accused the billionaire of cognitive dissonance for proposing that workers be isolated in factories and pointed out that he was enforcing the partial lockdown in his own household to protect his own family, and some called his comments tone-deaf and said that his suicide comments were irresponsible and histrionic.
Sisi Announces Monthly EGP 500 Payment to Temporary Workers, Urges Private Sector to Pay Wages in Full
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced earlier today a new government plan to dispense a monthly payment of five hundred Egyptian pounds to day laborers and others in irregular modes of employment for three months, al-Youm7 reports.
Fragile Fundamentals Under the Strain of Global Crisis: Egypt’s Economy During and After COVID-19
The article analyzes how Egypt has attempted to mitigate its financial strains in the lead-up to and amid the outbreak.
As COVID-19 panic builds, pharmacy shelves run out of vital drugs
The current crisis in the pharmaceutical market is not unprecedented. Egypt’s pharmaceutical market has long suffered from recurrent shortages, with the most recent one having come in December 2017, when penicillin G injections disappeared from pharmacies.
Egypt lowers fuel prices LE 0.25 per liter during quarterly review
Egypt's Fuel Automatic Pricing Committee decided, Friday, to decrease the fuel prices slightly by 0.25 Egyptian pound per liter, following the exceptional circumstances that the global oil markets have been witnessing as a result of the emerging coronavirus, COVID-19 crises.
Egypt’s top appeals court to extend trial suspension until end-April
Egypt’s Court of Cassation, the country’s top appeals court, announced on Sunday it would continue to suspend court sessions until 30 April.
Egypt announces daily record of 160 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 2,350
Egypt on Tuesday reported its highest daily increase in coronavirus cases with 160 new infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,350, the health ministry said.
Egyptian police kill terrorist cell in Cairo’s El-Amiriya
Egyptian police raided the hideout of a terrorist group in the al-Amiriya neighbourhood in eastern Cairo on Tuesday evening, killing all its members in a shootout.
In Egypt, coronavirus crisis slams refugee community
Most refugees in Egypt are reliant on daily wages or are domestic workers, and these are among the forms of employment that are hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.
Egypt’s upcoming parliament session reflects potential to ease coronavirus restrictions: MP
The Egyptian parliament’s decision to meet on 29 April as scheduled has sparked speculation that the Egyptian government might resort to relaxing anti-coronavirus measures in the near future.
A double curfew and a brush with the coronavirus: No COVID-19 cases recorded in North Sinai
The North Sinai governorate has been under curfew for years amid an ongoing low-level insurgency waged by militants in the area. With the pandemic spreading to Egypt, a number of preventative measures have been taken in several North Sinai cities, but some residents are demanding authorities go further and seal off the governorate from the rest of the country.
Egyptian Police Kill Terrorists Planning Easter Attacks
Egyptian security forces raided a terrorist hideout in Cairo’s al-Amiriya neighborhood on Tuesday evening, killing seven terrorists.
"الموتى لا يذهبون إلى العمل"
.The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights sheds light on the needed measures to protect workers during the coronavirus crisis
في مواجهة كورونا، هل نتذكر المسح السكاني الصحي؟
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights examines the importance of the demographic and health survey data in Egypt’s public health policy in response to COVID-19 outbreak.
مرور أكثر من 13شهرًا على حبس إيمان الحلو وحسام أحمد في إحدى أقسام الشرطة. المبادرة المصرية للحقوق الشخصية تطالب بإخلاء سبيلهما لانتفاء مبررات الحبس الاحتياطي ولخطر العدوى بكوفيد-19
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights calls for the release of prisoners of conscience Iman al-Helou and Hossam Ahmad who have been detained for thirteen months over charges of “joining terrorist group.”
الكنيسة وجائحة كورونا: أُغلقت الأبواب ولكن ظهرت التشققات
The article discusses the church’s response to COVID-19.
دون حماية.. الزبالون يجمعون القمامة و«كورونا» أيضًا
The article sheds light on how garbage collectors are facing the greatest coronavirus risk and how they can protect themselves with limited protection equipment.
أن تأتي متأخرًا.. آفاق صناعة أجهزة تنفس صناعي في مصر
.The article discusses the challenges facing manufacturers to begin producing mechanical ventilators locally in Egypt
مكافأة تائهة: كيف تراجعت "الصحة" عن وعدها بـ 20 ألف جنيه لفريق عزل كورونا؟
Doctors and members of the Nursing Authority revealed that the Ministry of Health has reneged on its promise to provide a reward of twenty thousand Egyptian pounds a month to health workers in direct contact with COVID-19 patients, saying that the amount was reduced.